Stories tagged: retirement
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016
Steps to take to ensure a satisfying retirement
The fact is fewer Americans say they are “very satisfied” in retirement, and increasing numbers are not at all satisfied, according to a report published by the Employee Benefit Research …
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016
Divided America: Easy retirement? Only for a privileged few
The American dream of a blissful retirement, free of financial worries, is dying.
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
Boeing’s retiring boomers underscore U.S. manufacturing plight
John Rothery said his goodbyes, handed in his badge and walked away from Boeing. He had worked on almost every commercial jet model over four decades, from a 707 bristling …
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 1 a.m.
Retirement planning: ‘We’re woefully unprepared’
While recent studies nationwide show many Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement, a newly released AARP survey for Washington found nearly half of statewide respondents had less than $25,000 saved …
Sat., Oct. 29, 2016
Facing fiscal reality when dementia strikes
Dementia can manifest itself in unpaid bills, giving away money needed for living expenses to charities or to the phone and Internet scams or other poor financial decisions. Dementia can …
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 11:08 p.m.
Former Gonzaga great Turiaf announces retirement
Ex-Gonzaga great Ronny Turiaf announced his retirement Monday in an artistic 4-minute, 42-second video posted on YouTube.
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 9:17 p.m.
75 percent of Americans plan to work in retirement
When it comes to retirement, a whopping 75 percent of Americans say they plan to work “as long as possible” in retirement, according to a new report from Bankrate.com.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 12:39 p.m.
Uber drivers’ new option: Start a retirement account through the app
Uber has teamed up with an automated investor service to offer its drivers a way to set up retirement accounts through the ride-hailing app.
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, 12:31 p.m.
Office Depot CEO to retire
Three months after a plan to merge with rival Staples failed, Office Depot announced Monday that CEO Roland Smith will retire.
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016, 12:32 p.m.
Morgan Stanley accused of mismanaging its 401(k) plan
Even Wall Street workers are unhappy with how their retirement plans are run.
Sun., July 24, 2016
Should you save enough to live to 100?
First, you were supposed to die at 85. Then 90. Now 95 and even 100 are common defaults when financial planners tell people how much to save for retirement. Except …
Mon., July 11, 2016, 6 a.m.
Women more likely than men to face poverty during retirement
During their working years, women tend to earn less than men, and when they retire, they’re more likely to live in poverty.
Tue., June 14, 2016
Obama fails to lead on Social Security
Obama perpetuates the popular but outdated myth that, by and large, the elderly are a poor, needy group. They deserve more financial help. The 65-and-over population exceeds 46 million. Some …
Mon., June 6, 2016, 8:32 p.m.
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch confirms retirement in interview
The story that never seems to end might have an actual ending: Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch confirmed he is retired from football.
Thu., May 26, 2016, 6:28 p.m.
Many opt to take early, reduced Social Security benefits, poll finds
CHICAGO – Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they’ll dip into the program before …
Fri., May 6, 2016, 5:58 p.m.
Treasury rejects plan to slash Teamsters pension benefits
The Treasury Department has rejected an effort by the Teamsters Central State Pension Plan to cut benefits for 270,000 retired workers starting in July.
Sun., March 27, 2016, 7 p.m.
Retired teachers help peers navigate retirement
The reality of retirement is far from paradise, so says a group of retired teachers who want to school area educators and support staff, everyone from janitors and cooks to …
Tue., March 8, 2016, 3:12 p.m.
Lt. Gov. Brad Owen announces retirement
Lt. Gov. Brad Owen has announced he isn’t running for re-election, telling the Senate that his four decades in state service has been a “rare privilege and a great honor.”
Tue., March 8, 2016, 10:57 a.m.
Lions star WR Calvin Johnson retires after 9 seasons
Calvin Johnson has retired. The 30-year-old receiver, known as Megatron, announced his decision Tuesday to walk away from the NFL after nine mostly spectacular seasons with the Detroit Lions.
Sun., Feb. 28, 2016, 7 p.m.
For some, desire to work past 65 can often be problematic
According to the 2015 Employment Benefit Research Institute Confidence Survey, the percentage of workers aged 25 and over who planned on working past 65 has increased steadily from 11 percent …
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016
How to love your retirement: dealing with domestic changes
It’s not an understatement to say that there’s an adjustment period with retirement. Here’s how others dealt with the challenges of getting to know their spouse all over again, and …
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016, 6:03 p.m.
First female judge in Spokane County Superior Court retiring this week
After 37 years on the bench Spokane Judge Kathleen O’Connor will hang up her robe Friday.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 6, 2015, 8:43 p.m.
While markets tumbled in the summer, many savers held tight
When fear was pumping through the stock market this summer, most retirement savers kept their cool.
Wed., Nov. 4, 2015, 3:37 p.m.
Q&A: How myRA, a new retirement account, works
A government-backed individual retirement account announced nearly two years ago by President Barack Obama is now available across the country, the Treasury Department said Wednesday, and it removes several barriers …
Thu., Sept. 24, 2015
Canine crime fighter to return to dog’s life
Few will have the experience of leaving their careers on top. Five-year-old Deacon, a German shepherd who has served the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office since December 2013, is among them.
Tue., Aug. 18, 2015
Commentary: Jeff Gordon brought excitement, fans to NASCAR
BROOKLYN, Mich. – Jeff Gordon once hosted “Saturday Night Live.” That might be hard to believe, a NASCAR driver as a front man for a pop-culture institution. But Gordon was …
Thu., May 21, 2015
Shadle Park choir director retiring
Choir director Randy Fink is retiring from Shadle Park High School with the distinction of being the longest-serving choir director in the history of the high school. His career dating …
Sun., Nov. 16, 2014
Huckleberries: A heartfelt thank-you to those who paid the price
Baby boomer Darrell Kerby, a 1969 graduate and former Bonners Ferry mayor, didn’t fight in Vietnam. He was spared the horrors of war by his lottery number, 173. On his …
Thu., Oct. 16, 2014
Embracing freedom of retirement takes some practice
It’s taken eight years, but I think I’ve finally gotten comfortable with the concept of being retired. Well, not retired completely. Retirement for me means having left a full-time job …
Mon., Jan. 20, 2014
Phased retirement programs soften landing
MUSCATINE, Iowa – There is an oft-told story about what happens when a worker at the Stanley Consultants engineering firm decides to retire. “They say you have the retirement party …